Chain catsharks have small, slender bodies, with black mottling on a lighter brown background, and fluorescing eyes. They generally stay near the bottom, and especially like rough and rocky surfaces.
The chain catshark eats fish, squid, and crustaceans.
Chain catsharks grow to approximately 18.5 inches in length.
These sharks are found in the northwest and western central Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the continental shelf along the northeastern United States. They are most abundant in the deeper waters off of Virginia and North Carolina.
This species is not threatened.
Larger sharks and large fish prey on chain catsharks.
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